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Illinois's 11th congressional district
The 11th congressional district of Illinois since 2003
The 11th congressional district of Illinois since 2003
Current Representative Debbie Halvorson (D)
Population (2000) 653,647
Median income $47,800
Ethnicity 87.0% White, 7.8% Black, 0.8% Asian, 6.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% other
Cook PVI R + 1

The 11th Congressional District of Illinois includes the towns of Joliet, Kankakee, LaSalle, Ottawa and Streator, and all or parts of Will, Kankakee, Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau, Woodford and McLean counties. It is a swing district that is represented by Democrat Debbie Halvorson.

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Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 53 - 45%
2004 President Bush 53 - 46%
2000 President Bush 50 - 48%

District boundaries

From 1865 to 1867 the district included Bureau, LaSalle, Livingston and Woodford counties.[1] From 1901 until 1947 the 11th congressional district included Kane, DuPage, McHenry and Will Counties. Following the Congressional Apportionment Act of 1947, the district covered a portion of Cook County and the far northwest side of Chicago roughly centered around Norwood Park.[2] The district was not changed by 1951's redistricting.[3] In 1961, the district was widened westward to the Des Plaines River and east into parts of Lincoln Square.[4] The district covered the northwest side of Chicago until the early 1990s when it moved closer to its current area, encompassing most of LaSalle and Grundy Counties, the southern part of Will County, the northern part of Kankakee County and a small portion of southeastern Cook County.[5] It has remained in its current dimensions since the Illinois Congressional Reapportionment Act of 2001 (10 ILCS 76) was enacted.

Representatives

Representative Party Years District Home Notes
James C. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1865 Redistricted from the 7th district
Samuel S. Marshall Democratic March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1873 Redistricted to the 19th district
Robert M. Knapp Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
Scott Wike Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
Robert M. Knapp Democratic March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1879
James W. Singleton Democratic March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883
William Neece Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
William Gest Republican March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1891
Benjamin Cable Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893
Benjamin F. Marsh Republican March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895 Redistricted to the 15th district
Walter Reeves Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903
Howard Snapp Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1911
Ira C. Copley Republican March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1915
Progressive March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1917
Republican March 4, 1917 - March 3, 1923
Frank Reid Republican March 4, 1923 - January 3, 1935
Chauncey Reed Republican January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1949 Redistricted to the 14th district
Chester Chesney Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1951
Timothy P. Sheehan Republican January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1959
Roman Pucinski Democratic January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1973
Frank Annunzio Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1993 Redistricted from the 7th district
George E. Sangmeister Democratic January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995 Redistricted from the 4th district
Jerry Weller Republican January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2009
Debbie Halvorson Democratic January 3, 2009- Incumbent

Historical maps of boundaries

References

External links

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